With Matt Jones on vacation, Mary Jo Perino is sitting in the big chair over at the Hey Kentucky! studios and on the latest edition the special guest was former Kentucky wide receiver Jeff Badet. The Orlando native was a member of Mark Stoops’ first recruiting class and recorded 31 grabs for 670 yards and 4 touchdowns during the 2016 season. However, after that year Badet grad transferred to Oklahoma and is now a member of the Minnesota Vikings.
After spending last year on the practice squad, Badet has his eyes on making the 53-man roster. Before the real training camp begins he has a unique challenge he is trying to tackle. Badet is competing in “40 Yards of Gold” to determine who is the fastest professional football player. Badet feels very optimistic about his chances.
Badet admits that he keeps up with a good amount of his former Kentucky teammates and that many of his friends for life came from relationships formed in Lexington. Even though he left for Norman, Badet was apart of the first group that helped this program turn a corner. That should always be remembered.